Running a whole country is a big job. The job requires countless hours of work and travelling. And to keep themselves safe while travelling, state heads around the world use state-of-the-art armoured vehicles. We bring you 10 such super strong vehicles from around the world.
Car: S600 Pullman Guard
The S600 Pullman is not an ordinary car. The stretched version of the ultra luxurious S600, which measures at 21.325 feet is even more grander in terms comfort. In addition to this, the president of India’s official vehicle is the highly safe, Guard version of the Pullman. The limousine gets VR10 ballistic protection which means the cabin of the vehicle stays protected from high powered machine guns like the M60, M14 rifle and FAL guns.
The car looks like an ordinary S600 Pullman from the outside but from the inside, the Pullman gets features like steel armoured doors, polycarbonate coated glasses and an underbody protection that saves the occupants from land mine blasts. The car weighs around 5,000 Kg, and is powered by 6.0-litre V12 engine that generates a maximum of 530 BHP.
Car: BMW 760Li High Security
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is undoubtedly one of the highest profile persons of the country. The prime minister who is known for roaming freely around the world has a very advanced set of wheels in his garage. The mainstay of Narendra Modi’s convoy is the BMW 760 Li. Now, this not the regular 7-Series that we see on road, but a highly armoured version of the car.
The car gets advanced VR7 grade ballistic protection, while parts of the car comply with VR10 protection. The car is protected against gunshots from lethal weapons like AK47. The High Security version of the car is also equipped with fire proof fuel tank and oxygen supply in case of an emergency. The car also gets dedicated secure communication lines that can be used in case of an attack. The sedan is powered by 6.0-litre V12 that generates 538.5 BHP that can take car to up to 210 km/h.
Car: Cadillac One
The car of the president-elect, Donald Trump, is deemed to be one the most secure cars in the world. The car is specially made by General Motors for the President of the United States. The heavy duty car measures 18-feet long and is over 8 ton. The 8,000 cc engine generates a maximum of 800 bhp of maximum power to reach a top speed of 150 km/h.
The car has state-of-the-art defence system. The car gets armoured plates that can stop almost all kind of bullets in this world and is also capable of stopping IED mines. The car gets a night vision system and a secured satellite phone that can be used for official purposes. The car also keeps blood of the president in a refrigerated section to be used in case of an emergency.
Car: Hongqi HQE
China is known as the factory of the world and the car in the president of People’s Republic of China travels is a homemade, Chinese vehicle. The limousine is the most expensive car in China and it was specially designed for the securing the president and high-ranking officials of the communist nation.
The heavily armoured car was completely researched, and developed in China. The car gets an open top from where the president can greet the meet the citizens of the country. The Hongqi HQE is powered by a 6.0-litre 400 BHP producing V12 petrol engine that was also developed in-house.
Car: Mercedes Benz S-Class Pullman Guard
Putin is regarded as one of the most powerful men in this world and he drives around a Mercedes-Benz W221 S-Class Pullman. The limousine is well protected against the AK47 fire, grenades and chemical attacks.
The car is powered by a 5.5-litre twin turbo V12 engine that produces a maximum of 517 BHP and 820 Nm. Interestingly, Russia is working on a new limousine for the president which is being developed completely in Russia. The car will be known Kortezh and will be as safe as the Cadillac One or “The Beast”.